What is the Professional Year?
The Professional Year (PY) programs are an initiative of The complete program is delivered over a 44 week period
the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to which includes an internship at an Australian host company.
help international students in Accounting and Information It includes the following core components:
Technology achieve permanent residency and employment • Orientation
in Australia. • Professional Business Communications
Performance English has been approved as a provider of • Australian Business Culture, Workplace Skills
the Professional Year in Accounting by the three Australian
professional accounting bodies; CPA Australia, Institute of • Achieving Career Success
Chartered Accountants and National Institute of Accountants. • Professional Internship Work Experience
We have also been approved as a provider of the Australian (with host company)
Computer Society Professional Year. • Graduation
The Professional Year program offers successful participants The Performance English Professional Year programs
the opportunity to gain 10 points towards permanent have been designed by business executives and industry
residency and provides the training and work experience professionals. They are of the highest quality, offering great
needed to maximise your employment opportunities learning outcomes and work experience in quality Australian
in Australia. host companies.
The program is a cost effective solution, delivered in the
heart of the Sydney CBD with a timetable that is designed to
suit your needs and fast track you into the workforce.
YOUR YOUR PY AT
CAREER SUCCESS PERFORMANCE
IS OUR GOAL ENGLISH?
Many overseas born professionals and international students
who have learned English as their second language ﬁnd Our Professional Year (PY) programs offer the
it difﬁcult to achieve success in their chosen careers in following advantages:
Australia, despite having good qualiﬁcations from reputable
Our timetable gets you into permanent
Our timetable enables you to start the program on a
WHY AREN’T QUALIFICATIONS ENOUGH? full-time basis and complete it on a part time basis.
In Australia, ﬂuent English at a level appropriate for In other words, you will be available to ﬁnd permanent
professional appointment and the ability to ﬁt in with work and earn a salary sooner!
the culture of an Australian organisation are critical
Flexible payment plans!
success factors in business. Relevant theoretical skills and
Students can elect to make 10 equal monthly
qualiﬁcations are not enough.
payments to cover tuition fees rather than one lump sum
To achieve career success, overseas born professionals upfront payment.
• Business English communication skills at a professional We are partnered with Australia’s leading
level internship providers!
• The ability to adapt to Australian workplace culture Our internship partners are among Australia’s oldest
and largest internship providers. Each year they match
• Practical experience acquired in working roles at
thousands of students from all over the world with leading
• Effective techniques for securing job opportunities and
active career management Other programs are more expensive!
While our program is of the highest quality and offers
The Professional Year program at Performance English
great learning and work experience outcomes, many rival
has been planned with your career success in mind.
providers charge over 15% more in program fees.
We aim to generate employment outcomes for our
graduates by building these skills to make our students New training facility in a convenient location
better job candidates.
Our training facility is brand new. We are located in the
During the program our students will greatly improve heart of the CBD just a few minutes walk from major train
their prospects of career success by developing their stations and bus stops.
communications skills to an elite level, building practical
experience in the Australian workplace through an internship
at an Australian host company and redeveloping their Students can complete their Cambridge Work Experience
resumes, letters of application and job search strategy. Certiﬁcate while they complete their PY program and ﬁnish
with two unique awards. (The Cambridge Certiﬁcate is
Our students come from many different universities and optional at an extra cost.)
backgrounds but they all share in common the belief that
self improvement and planning will be the cornerstone of We are the Business English specialist!
their future success and prosperity in Australia. Performance English is the language partner of Australian
business and our client list includes many of Australia’s
We hope that you will consider joining our Professional
Year program. We believe it will give you the edge in the
employment marketplace that will make all the difference. Career Mentoring
Students can book one-on-one consultation sessions with
our staff to discuss their letters of application and résumés.
Professional Year students at Performance English We have created two program options to suit your situation Professional Year – Full Time Track
complete 8 subjects to graduate from their professional year. which are detailed on the following page. The Full Time track is for students that wish to study more
Each subject is completed over a 4 week period and consists intensively at the start of the Professional Year, complete their
of 32 contact hours. In addition, students will complete an internship in the middle of the program and then pursue
assignment based around the design of a new résumé and full time job opportunities sooner while completing their
letter of application for an advertised job in their industry. studies at night. Students on this track can pursue full time
work after 22 weeks of the program.
PROFESSIONAL YEAR – PROGRAM WORKLOAD Formal study is 16 hours per week for 12 weeks followed
by a 10-12 week internship, then part-time study of
component content 5 hours per week for 12 weeks after your internship.
Most work experience internship opportunities will be on
Orientation Session • Overview • Internship Program
a full-time basis.
• Facilities & Resources • Accounting / IT Employment Market
• Student Code of Conduct • General Q&A
Professional Year – Part Time Track
• Assessments & Certiﬁcates • Introduction to Learner Guide & Synopsis
The Part Time Track is for students who wish to study
Professional • Verbal, Non-Verbal & Written Communication Skills in the context of: consistently throughout the program 1-2 days per week
Business communications > Workplace Interactions > Projects to enable them to work part time or manage other
> Negotiations > Teamwork responsibilities. Students on this track can work part time
> Quality, Ethics & Company Presentations > Information Management throughout the tuition component of the program.
> Business Protocols > Technology in the Workplace
> Mergers & Acquisitions > Advertising Formal study is 8 hours per week for 32 weeks followed by
128 hours > Building Relationships > Company Liability & Law a 10-12 week internship. Most work experience internship Course Features
4 subjects; 32 hours each. > Business & Employment Trends > Global Brand Awareness opportunities will be on a full-time basis.
The Performance English Professional Year Program
includes a number of features that are designed to
australian Workplace • Australian Workplace Skills • Business Environment
maximise the beneﬁts of your learning experience
Skills, Business culture > Co-ordinate Implementation of > Management Concepts & Practices
& Environment Work Experience Internship Component and job opportunities:
Customer Service Strategies > Organisation Structures
> Implement an Operational Plan > The Accounting / IT Function A key feature of the Professional Year Program is • Program design by Accountants, IT & Business
> Business Protocols & Etiquette the ability for you to gain valuable work experience of Professionals and Communication Experts
• Business Culture & Group Dynamics
> Procedures & Policies at least 10-12 weeks in an Australian Accounting or • Option to commence work experience internship
> Cross Cultural Communications
> Legislation in the Workplace IT company. within just 12 weeks
> Group Interaction
• Flexibility to work full-time or part-time throughout
96 hours > Leadership & Team Building To ensure you have access to the best opportunities, your training
3 subjects; 32 hours each. > Diversity
Performance English has partnered with Australia’s • Training in a business environment
most successful internship companies that place over
achieving career Success • The Accounting / IT Employment Market • Mastering the Selection Process • Interaction with employers and the professional
1,000 interns annually. Accounting & IT bodies
• Career Management Strategies • Accelerating Your Career
1 subject. • Winning Job Search Strategies • Career support throughout the program
Our internship partners will work with you to identify
a placement that suits your career goals and provides > Career Training for Accountants & IT Professionals
graduation Session • Program Review • Awards Ceremony • Tangible recognition of your achievement
practical workplace experience in an Australian
• Your Future • Graduation Social & Networking
4 hours host company. > Certiﬁcate of Completion
> Cambridge Work Experience Certiﬁcate
total training component
(optional at extra cost)
> A professional résumé and portfolio
> Eligibility for 10 points towards Permanent
Residency (assessed at the discretion of the
Department of Immigration and Citizenship).
FOR THE PY AND FEES
Eligibility for the Professional Year program is based on When can I commence the Professional Year? Pay Upfront
the following DIAC requirements: Performance English offers a start date for Professional Year We offer upfront payment discounts which cover
• Have completed a recognised Accounting or IT course in every 4 weeks. The intake dates are listed on our enrolment the full Professional Year including enrolment, tuition,
Australia that provides a minimum of 2 years credit points form and website. work experience, career counselling, awards and materials.
over a minimum of 18 months
• Have obtained or applied for a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa How do I enrol? Pay in Monthly instalments
or Bridging A visa or a visa that permits this study Complete the Performance English enrolment form and Students can also elect to pay upfront or make monthly
• Have an IELTS score of not less than 6.0 overall and in attach the following additional information: instalments of $1,295 over 10 months. Students must
each band elect to pay instalments by either Credit Card or Debit Card
• copy of your academic qualiﬁcations (transcripts,
• Have a Migration Skills Assessment from the professional completion letter) and authorise Performance English to draw these payments
Accounting or IT body for their program fees in advance of tuition each month.
• evidence of your English language proﬁciency equivalent
Further information on a 485 Skilled Graduate Visa can be to IELTS 6.0
found at: www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled- What do the fees cover?
• copy of your current Australian visa
migration/485/index.htm. Please contact us to discuss • copy of your résumé (CV) and Letter of Objectives for the The application and tuition fees include:
your eligibility if you are not sure. host company • Enrolment and tuition fees
• copy of your Skills Assessment Letter • The Professional Component with the ACS and
How do I pass the program? ACS Membership
You must successfully complete all subjects, assignments and What happens next? • All excursions
your internship to successfully complete the Professional Year. • Your enrolment form will be assessed to check eligibility • Professional internship (work experience) placement
and you will be informed of the result by phone/email.
• Insurance, including insurance in the workplace for
Assessments consist of written assignments, oral • You will be interviewed by Performance English in person the internship
presentations, reports and presentation of a work portfolio or over the telephone.
• Orientation and Graduation
to demonstrate you have achieved all of the learning • Following your interview, you will receive a Letter of Offer
• All books and learning materials
outcomes of the program. The assessments are competency and invoice.
The occupations nominated by the government • Access to online resources
based and students will only receive a competent / not yet • When you have accepted the offer and paid the invoice
for Professional Year programs offered by
competent grade. You can attempt each assessment more or the ﬁrst instalment you will receive a Conﬁrmation of
Performance English and the relevant How to Apply – Free Consultation!
than once if required. Enrolment which will include your start details.
ASCO codes are: Please contact us now for a fREE cONSULtatiON
• Your program will commence on the date speciﬁed in the
For the Australian Computer Society regarding your eligibility for the Professional Year Program
What happens when I graduate? Conﬁrmation of Enrolment.
Professional Year Applicants and which format will best suit you. Or download the
On graduation students attend a graduation ceremony where enrolment form and return it to us.
Information Technology Ofﬁcer (ITO) –
they receive their Certiﬁcate of Completion and reference
Applications & Analyst Programmer . . . . . . . . . 2231-17
from their host company. Your result will be reported to
ITO – Computer Systems Auditor . . . . . . . . . . .2231-21 PROFESSIONAL YEAR – COURSE FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS
DIAC where you will be assessed to earn additional points for
ITO – Computing Professional. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2231-79
ITO – Software Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-15 Description Monthly Payment Plan Discounted advanced Payment
ITO – Systems Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-13 application fee $250 $250
ITO – Systems Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-11
Program fee $1,295 per month $11,950 on commencement
ITO – Systems Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2231-19
• 10 monthly payments • SAVE $1,000 for advance payment
For the Skilled Migration Internship Program total Program fee $12,950 $11,950
for Accountants (SMIPA)
Accountants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2211-11
External Auditor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2212-11 Should you have any further questions, please call the Performance English ofﬁces in your
Corporate Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2213-11 preferred city of study.
Finance Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1211-11
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